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Story Writing Workshops for 11-16 year olds

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Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Bath Road

Swindon

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Come join in an exploration of an archive of snippets of details of people from the past's lives in Swindon. The approach will be imaginative, creative and lighthearted. Fantastical out-of-the-box ideas are essential!
In early 2018 these ideas will spring to life in a theatre show at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

The workshop leader is story-teller Wilf Merttens. Here is a link to one of his own poems: https://vimeo.com/198977944

There are 4 workshops on different topics over the Thursday and Friday. You're welcome to attend all 4 workshops or just one. All children must get dropped off and collected by a responsible adult and make arrangements for the lunch break.

Everyone taking part in this workshop will get free entry to the show in February 2018. Keep in touch so that we can put you on the guest list nearer the time.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is a building with several floors with no lift facilities. To get to the workshops in the main gallery there is a flight of stairs. If the participants are disabled or have any access needs please email smallvictoriesstory@gmail.com so that we can help.


Workshop 1: Looking for clues (10am - midday Thurs 19th October)

Questioning the facts and stories in the archive documents to uncover clues about people of the past.

Workshop 2: Setting the scene in Swindon (2pm - 4pm, Thurs 19th October)
Exploring what is unique about the stories of this area and imagining how it has changed.

Workshop 3: Character creation (10am - midday Friday 20th October)
Wondering who has lived these lives. We will develop the characters with role play and writing exercises.

Workshop 4: Overcoming challenges (2pm - 4pm Friday 20th October) Using the characters and the scenes from the previous sessions, we will invent stories with challenges and wild solutions.


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